Rise to the Challenge with Ascend

Ascend Events is a small, family run, grass roots race organiser. We're delighted that we've achieved our aim of sharing our passion for endurance events, the great outdoors and the Lake District with others and take pride in enabling participants to do more than they had before.


We've been organising our great value, fun and friendly events for a few years now... and it's gone far faster than we can run! Our original challenges now sell out, so we've added 2 new events for 2020. If these prove to be as popular we might just extend our calendar further, and possibly even add more locations...

Our Events

Silverdale Circuit

An undulating but runnable 21 mile route with an ascent of Arnside Knott and Fairy Steps in the second half. It's packed full of stunning views and interesting features.

Heversham Hobble

Now our flattest and fastest route, it's a delighfully varied 18 mile challenge in the Silverdale and Arnside Area of Natural Beauty. Undulating, but runnable.

Derwentwater Dawdle

A 22+ mile circumnavigation of Derwentwater with 3 tough climbs, including CatBells and Walla Crag which provide sweeping vistas and exhilarating descents.

Lakeland Five Passes Ultra

Packing a whopping 10,000ft of ascent into it's 32 miles, this circular route provides a little of everything the Lakes has to offer, and none of it easy!

Thirlmere Trot

6500ft of ascent. 24 miles. 3rd Highest peak in England. 1 Pass. This high level circumnavigation of Thirlmere will quickly become a classic. 

Lakeland Four Passes

A challenging 19(ish) miles route that takes in 4 of the Lake District's most scenic valleys and adjoining passes. An absolute classic, that sells out for good reason! 

We took some popular long distance walking routes that had fallen in to disuse and relaunched them. They're tough. They're challenging. They're technical. We don't mark the routes (much) so require map reading and navigational skills. But this just adds to the sense of achievement when you finish.


We do provide timing, comprehensive route description and a huge selection of food. We give all the support needed to surpass your own expectations and complete our events and have the best time doing it. Then at the end we provide a proper hot meal, dessert and a bespoke medal for all finishers. 


We want our events to be accessible to participants of all levels. Walkers and runners are both not only accepted but very welcome at all our events. If you have any concerns about your abilities send us an email on info@ascendevents.co.uk and we try to alleviate any doubts.

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Silverdale Circuit

February 15th 2020


Heversham Hobble

February 16th 2020


Derwentwater Dawdle

April 25th 2020


Lakeland Five Passes

June 27th 2020


Thirlmere Trot

June 28th 2020


Lakeland Four Passes

September 28th 2019

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